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Virtual battlefield represents future of training

A four-man team of Soldiers sits in a nondescript building on Fort Belvoir, Va., each at his own desk, surrounded by three monitors that provide them individual, 3D views of an abandoned city.

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Northrop Grumman showcases vehicle active protection system for U.S. Army

Northrop Grumman demonstrated advanced Vehicle Active Protection System technologies against Anti-Tank Guided Munitions during the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center sponsored Soft-kill Rodeo in Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 5-31.

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Dragon back on earth as crew revs up ISS science

NASA photograph International Space Station Configuration. Four spaceships are parked at the space station including the Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply ship and Russia’s Progress 70 and 71 resupply ships and the Soyuz MS-11 crew ship all from Roscosmos. The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is back on Earth after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean Jan….

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Community thanks Congressman Knight for his service

With a few tears, as well as a lot of laughs and hugs, friends and community members packed a large meeting room at the Embassy Suites Palmdale to say thank you to outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Knight and his wife, Lily, for generously serving the community for over 30 years.

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U.S. Air Force accepts first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft

On Jan. 10, the U.S. Air Force has accepted the first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, setting the stage for the aircraft’s delivery to McConnell Air Force Base, in Wichita, Kansas, in the coming weeks.

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News Briefs – January 2, 2019

Posted  January 2, 2019

U.S. Army looks for a few good robots, sparks industry battle The Army is looking for a few good robots. These robots won’t be designed to fight, but to help the men and women who do by defusing bombs and scouting enemy positions. Though the robots aren’t expected to take up arms, the companies making…

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Leaving Pentagon, Mattis urges workers to ‘keep faith’ in U.S.

Posted  January 2, 2019

Jim Mattis ended one of history's more turbulent tenures as defense secretary Dec. 31 by re-emphasizing a key difference with President Donald Trump and encouraging Pentagon employees, civilian and military, to “hold fast” in safeguarding the nation.

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Shanahan addresses DOD

Posted  January 2, 2019

Under the direction of President Trump, the Department of Defense remains focused on safeguarding our nation. We have deep respect for Secretary Mattis’ lifetime of service, and it has been a privilege to serve as his deputy secretary. As acting secretary of defense, I now look forward to working with President Trump to carry out…

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First GPS III satellite successfully launched

Posted  January 2, 2019

Courtesy graphic GPS III Satellite, the newest generation of GPS satellites, brings new capabilities to users, including three times greater accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities. The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the first Global Positioning Systems III satellite Dec. 23, 2018, from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape…

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Fighter exercise Sentry Aloha 19-1 completed

Posted  January 2, 2019

Air National Guard photograph by Senior Airman John Linzmeier Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptors from the 199th and 19th Fighter Squadrons taxi down the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam flight line Dec. 11, 2018, during exercise Sentry Aloha. Sentry Aloha entails back-to-back training sorties with visiting fighter units from the Navy and other Air National…

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